• Augmented Reality to Teach Anatomy • MedicalExpo e-Magazine
    The Smart Magazine About Medical Technology Innovations

    #21 - A Future Assisted by Artificial Intelligence

    Augmented Reality to Teach Anatomy

    Medical students can probe the body using augmented reality (Courtesy of CWRU).

    Medical students of the future may spend less time doing autopsies to learn anatomy and more time in augmented reality. The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have developed the HoloAnatomy app for the Microsoft HoloLens headset that enables students to probe the body using augmented reality.

    Developer Jeff Mlakar told a Microsoft conference, as he made a small hand gesture that caused a holographic body to rotate to reveal the organ, “It’s really easy to get the best view of things.”

    The device superimposes computer-generated 3-D graphics onto a person’s field of view, blending reality with virtual reality. Hand gestures and voice recognition are used for controls. Labels can be inserted to teach anatomy. The HoloAnatomy app has a test-taking mode during which the labels are removed and the user has to identify the body parts. A remote instructor can join in on the lesson.

    About the Author

    Howard Wolinsky is a Chicago-based freelance journalist specializing in health-care topics.

    Related Posts

    Defense-sector radar designed to see through walls is now used in a vest that detects congestive...

      Nîmes University Hospital in southern France launched its own medical device assessment center...

    Swiss doctors and engineers have developed a robot capable of performing cochlear implant...

    Style Switcher

    Highlight Color:




    You can also set your own colors or background from the Admin Panel.